As power users, we in the tech community are most guilty of turning a blind eye to slow website performance. So if we can’t trust our own judgment, what can we trust?
Updating my performance stats “cheat sheet” with brand-new data from Gomez and old-ish data from Forrester.
After a stint as the poster child for web performance optimization, Shopzilla lost its way and saw its page load times slowly creep from an impressive sub-2 seconds up to more than 5 seconds. Lead architect Tim Morrow explains exactly what went wrong.
VIDEO: O’Reilly’s Mac Slocum interviewed me at Velocity, and we covered a few topics: mobile web performance, the difficulties of data gathering, site speed and SEO, and easy ways that every “mortal company” (aka a company that’s not Google, Microsoft or Amazon) can optimize their site.
A summary of what’s been added to this popular post about performance stats and business metrics.
A collection of my favorite performance graphs and charts from Velocity 2010. Taken all together, these provide a pretty nifty snapshot of the current state of web performance.
Here’s the slide deck from my Velocity presentation earlier today, where I presented case studies showing the relationship between site speed and business metrics.
Would you consider participating in an open project wherein contributors shared their performance and metrics data in order to gather and analyze realtime data from real websites? Would your organization? Is such a project even worthwhile?
Here’s the complete slide deck showing how Strangeloop VP Product Hooman Beheshti and I optimized the Velocity home page for our Velocity workshop.
Performance has come a long way in an incredibly short time. It doesn’t seem that long ago (2007, to be specific) when Steve Souders was evangelizing the nitty gritty of the newly developed YSlow best practices. Here’s a snapshot of how the performance landscape has changed in the past three years: